November 7, 2017 Edition of Enews

Post date: Nov 07, 2017 11:46:42 PM

What's Happening at Walnut Acres - November 7, 2017

Mark Your CalendarsNov 6-9: Scholastic Book FairNov 10: Veterans Day Holiday- NO SCHOOLNov 13-30: Read-A-ThonNov 14: PFC Meeting, Library, 7pm

Nov 20-24: Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

Dec 4 - 8: Toy and Clothing Drive

Dec 5: PFC Holiday Party, 7 - 9:30pm

Dec 14: Fourth Grade Performance - December in our Town, 7pm, MUR

Dec 20: December Sing Out, 8 - 9 am, MUR

Dec 11 - 22: Parent/Teacher Conferences - EARLY DISMISSAL

Dec 25 - Jan 5: Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

For key dates 2017-18, click here

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The Walnut Acres Book Fair has begun!

Be a Reading Ninja and sneak into your favorite book at this year’s Book Fair in the MUR - you’ll be raising money for our school at the same time!

November 6 - 9, 2017

Tuesday: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teacher Wish List Boxes! Look out for the Teacher Wish List Boxes, with books specially selected by your child's teacher for their classroom library. When you purchase a book from one of the Teacher Wish List Boxes, your student can deliver the book directly to the teacher, or we can deliver it for you.

Volunteers are still needed! We need additional help on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. If you are able to help, please sign up on Konstella or contact the Book Fair chair It’s a small commitment with a big impact!

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Get your books ready for the Walnut Acres Read-A-Thon!

November 13 - 30

American Ninja Reader: A Workout for your Brain!

Our Annual Read-A-Thon starts NEXT WEEK, Monday November 13! Get your ninja reading skills ready and join us for our fall fundraiser. Our goal is for every student in every grade, TK-5, to participate in working out their brain and raising money for our school. Details about the fundraiser will come home this week and student packets will come home on November 13. We will be accepting donations through 99Pledges again this year.

For more details about the fundraiser and how it works please go to Read-A-Thon - Walnut Acres PFC.

And a big THANK YOU to our sponsor, Roundtable Club House, for donating pizza for up to three parties for those classrooms with 100% participation!

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Calling all Pack 210 Lions, Tiger Cubs, Wolves, Bears and Webelos! Cub Scouts Pack MeetingWednesday, November 15th in the MUR6:45 - 8:00pm

All Kindergarten thru 5th grade boys and families are welcome to join – sign-ups are still available! Reach out to Pack Membership Chair Sarah Waters at for additional details.

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25th Annual Turkey Trot - Just 3 Weeks Away!

Join In This Community Tradition and Support Our Schools!

Runners & Volunteers Needed!

Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, Nov. 23rd, 8am at Civic Park.

This family fun event, brought to you by Forma Gym, is a great way to start your Thanksgiving holiday and show support for your schools! There are several races to choose from including Kids Fun Runs, 10K Run, and 5K run or walk, festival areas and a costume contest!

Last year the Turkey Trot raised over $15,000 for PEAK Education Foundation schools, and this year we hope to raise even more by having lots of students and parents participate.

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help this event run smoothly. There are opportunities to pass out race materials in the days leading up to the race, as well as several different volunteer tasks on race day. If you're available, please consider donating a few hours of your time.



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Fifth Graders! Sign Up for Alice in Wonderland!

Walker Creek is behind us now, but we'd like you and your students to jump down one more rabbit hole!! Sign up for the 5th grade performance: Alice in Wonderland!

Click on this CURTAINS UP YOUTH THEATRE LINK to register, and to find all the dates, details, and showtimes. Registration deadline is Tuesday, November 14. First meeting is on Thursday, November 16 from 2:45- 3:45 pm. Auditions are November 27, 28, and 30.

If you've already registered but haven't yet paid, please remember to submit payment in the Walnut Acres office CUYT box on or before Tuesday, November 14.

Fourth Graders!

For the first time ever, CUYT is offering an exciting opportunity to a limited number of fourth grade students to join the Alice production. The fifth graders have priority with both registration and with the casting of parts, therefore, we will accept only the number of fourth graders necessary to fill our cast. To help us with our planning, please register as soon as possible.

We hope to see your kids at the Tea Party!

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Win a Glamorous Dress for Live and Let Bid!

Halloween is over, but the BEST dress-up night is still ahead: our live auction event on Friday, March 9. This James Bond-themed night of dinner, dancing, and fun is your chance to shine, and our Rent the Runway raffle is an easy way to lock in the dress you’ve been dreaming of! Just $20 enters you for a chance to win a dress of your choice for the night ($200 value).

This raffle ends November 30, and you can only buy tickets using the paper order form (yellow forms also available in the office). Simply return to the Auction Box in the school office with your check. Parties are more fun in a fabulous dress, so don’t miss your chance to wear something you might never buy on your own.

And remember, every ticket sold supports a great cause – OUR KIDS!

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Landscaping Help Needed for the Walnut Acres Recycle Club

The Recycle Club’s big project this year is to create a permanent recycling/composting station outside the MUR stage doors. I am going to work with the recycle club members to create cement stepping stones to decorate the area. The area will need to be prepped and we will work with MDUSD to get approval of whatever design we come up with. I could use help with design and installation. I imagine we’ll need some stones to fill in around the Recycle Club paving stones. We will be using some of the money raised by parent Mike Jahnke’s recycling fundraiser to implement this project. If you can help in any way, please send me an email to Thanks! Marci Cole Ekberg, Recycle Club Coordinator.

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Do you have a few hours to help box up some books?

Have you noticed all the boxes of books lined up against the end of the C-Wing wall? Dr. Dowd and Consuelo need some help organizing and boxing up books for storage and/or removal from campus. If you have a few hours to help during the school day, please email Jill The date and time will be up to you. Grab a friend to help and the job will be done in a snap!

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Box Tops for Education Donations Going Strong!

Thank you to all the Walnut Acres families who collected, clipped and donated Box Tops for Education this fall. Together, we have collected $145, which represents 14.5% of our $1,000 goal this school year.

* Where to find products with Box Tops on them? Here's a link to a complete list of participating products.* Get the kids involved and have them collect Box Tops on fun collection sheets. * Did you know that you can save on products you purchase in stores, while collecting Box Tops for our school? Check these printable coupons out!* Find out how you can turn your receipts into cash for your school by checking out the Box Tops for Education® Bonus App (free)

Thank you for your continuing support! Caroline Clerempuy, Box Tops Coordinator.

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Having trouble with your Konstella App?

Is the Konstella app on your phone running slowly? According to Konstella Customer Support, if you are encountering problems with the Konstella App on your phone, delete and reinstall the application and the issue should resolve.

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Drive Thru Sign Ups by Grade Level!

Thank you to the 3rd Grade parents who have stepped up to open doors and greet our students at the Drive Thru during the month of November. December is the 2nd Grade parents' turn! Each month, a different class level is responsible for helping at the Drive Thru.3rd grade parents, click here for 3rd Grade November sign ups.

2nd grade parents, click here for 2nd Grade December sign ups.

We need 4 parents per day, Monday - Thursday. Fridays will continue to be Father Fridays with our awesome dads greeting the kids in the morning. Please sign up now - it's a short commitment - just 20 minutes from 7:40 - 8:00 am, but it makes a huge difference in getting our school days off to a good start!

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Intradistrict Transfer Request for the 2018-19 School YearThrough November 17, 2017, the district will accept Intradistrict Transfer Requests. No requests will be accepted after the November 17 deadline. All applications must be made online through the MDUSD website.

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